FULL-TIME: Southampton 0-2 Chelsea
Conte’s side have won this game against Southampton in the 10th round of the Premier League, thanks to their well-organized defence and a strong attack.
Three minutes added
The referee has added three more minutes but it seems impossible for Southampton to win the game.
Costa off, Batshuayi on
Diego Costa, who has scored the second goal in minute 55, leaves the pitch after successful 88 minutes. Batshuayi replaces him.
Ivanovic replaces Moses
Moses leaves the squad in minute 87 and gets replaced by Ivanovic.
Four last minutes
Only a wonder can bring Southampton the victory.
Chelsea make first change
Conte decides to make his first substitution in number 78 as well. Pedro gets replaced by Willian.
Southampton make two substitutions
The hosts are desperate and want to net. Therefore Puel makes two changes. Tadic and Bertrand leave the pitch in minute 78 and get substituted by Hojbjerg and McQueen.
Davis fails to score Southampton’s first goal
Davis attacks and it seems like he scores his side’s first goal but he hits the post instead.
Chelsea score almost third goal
Chelsea are clearly leading the match. Hazard scores almost his side’s third goal but Forster saves the ball.
Clasie off, Boufal on
Southampton make their first substitution in minute 61. Boufal replaces Clasie.
Chelsea score almost third goal
One more chance for Chelsea in minute 58: Hazard shoots but not well enough.
GOAL: Southampton 0-2 Chelsea
GOALLL!!! Diego Costa scores a wonderful goal and makes it 1-2 in minute 54.
New chance for Chelsea
Matic heads the corner over the bar. Will they score their second goal soon?
Second half underway
Both teams have re-entered the field and the second half has been kicked-off!
HALF-Time: Southampton 0-1 Chelsea
The first half of the game is over. Chelsea have scored their first goal after just a few minutes on the pitch. However, Southampton have been very strong and possess the ball during more time. Who will decide the match in the second half?
One minute added!
The referee has added one more minute. The half time will start very soon.
Five minutes left until half-time
Just five minutes left until the first half is over. Will Southampton equalize before the break?
Hazard’s next try
Hazard createw the most opportunities for Chelsea. He tries again to score a goal but Forster is too good.
Courtois saves second ball
Southampton make it through the defence and Dusan Tadic tries to score a goal but Courtois saves the ball. Southampton put a lot of pressure on Conte’s men.
Southampton attack, Chelsea defend
Southampton have the ball 72% of the time and try to move forward with passes but Chelsea are very organized and don’t let them get too far.
Free kick for Southampton
Courtois saves Tadic’s ball, which he scores around the three-man wall in minute 27.
Southampton disappear from the midfield
The hosts aren’t getting in to the game and can’t cross the midfield. Austin’s distance doesn’t give them opportunities.
The Saints try to defend
A cracking start! Southampton try to defend their side. Chelsea are very strong.
GOAL: Southampton 0-1 Chelsea
A quick start for Chelsea! Even though they have the lower possession statistics, the Belgian Hazard scores the first goal of the match in minute six, Moses has made the assist.
Strong start for Southampton
Claude Puel’s side have made a strong start with a 60% of ball possession in the first five minutes. Oriol Romeu tried to score the match’s first goal but from a distance which has been too far away.
Diego Costa kicks off for Chelsea. The game has started.
The players are out on the field
Both teams have entered the pitch and will start the game within a few minutes. Both of them hope to win today.
The players are in the tunnel
Both sides are waiting to enter the field. Just five minutes left until the game starts.
The last time Claude Puel’s side lost a Premier League match was in the fourth round 2-1 against Arsenal. Today could be their sixth consecutive victory.
Ten minutes until the kick-off!
Who’s your favourite for today’s match? Will Chelsea trash Southampton like they did with Manchester United?
The official line-up Southampton – Chelsea
Ward-Prowse and Hojbjergaren’t in Southampton’s starting team, as we previewed. Bertrand and Soares won’t play due to injuries. Chelsea’s Ivanovic will not play due to fitness issues. Fabregas will miss one more week and Therry won’t play from the beginning. Conte opts for the same squad which trashed United last weekend.
Here’s the probable line-up:
Southampton: Forster, Fonte, Van Dijk, Martina, Bertrand, Romeu, Davis, Clasie, Redmond, Austin, Tadic.
Chelsea: Courtois, Cahill, David Luiz, Azpilicueta, Alonso, Matic, Kante, Moses, Hazard, Costa, Pedro.
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